In partnership with Moriyama & Teshima Architects, we have shaped the forthcoming Parks Canada Artifact Collection Storage Facility. A core objective drives this visionary project: to ensure the collection's enduring and sustainable preservation and conservation, with a far-reaching vision aimed at benefiting future generations.
Currently, under construction, this facility has been meticulously designed to serve as the home for an estimated 30 million historical Canadian artifacts, which are set to be transferred from six existing storage sites spread across the country. It is thoughtfully conceived to provide widespread access to the collections for all Canadians while offering a designated space for culturally significant Indigenous ceremonies.
The design and construction approach we adopt for this project will result in a building that achieves a 30% reduction in energy consumption compared to the requirements of the National Energy Code for Buildings. Our primary objective is to attain a minimum LEED Gold certification for the project's holistic performance, and we review every opportunity to surpass this benchmark, considering factors such as long-term costs and return on investment.